Bloomberg Law
April 22, 2020, 3:38 PM

Banner Health $8.9 Million Data Breach Settlement Gets Court Nod

Daniel R. Stoller
Daniel R. Stoller
Senior Legal Editor

Banner Health Inc.'s $8.9 million deal to end claims tied to a 2016 data breach gained final approval from a federal judge in Arizona.

The settlement, approved by Judge Susan Bolton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona April 21, will pay up to $500 to each class member and up to $2.9 million to plaintiffs’ attorneys. The breach exposed personal information of the hospital operator’s 2.9 million patients and beneficiaries, including Social Security numbers and health and payment data.

Federal judges generally grant final approval to a settlement unless there is a major dispute over attorneys’ ...